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Recall roundup: Fiat 500L for transmission problems

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Recall roundup: Fiat 500L for transmission problems

Fiat has recently announced a recall for the 500L, because of some problems with the automatic dual clutch transmission.

The Italian based automaker Fiat has issued a recall for several 500L models. The action has been taken after some issues have been found on models equipped with the dual clutch automatic transmission. According to the car manufacturer, on certain vehicles, the gearbox will not shift out of park and the transmission will not receive the intended gear selection.

“Chrysler Group engineers launched an investigation after reviewing reports that some vehicles equipped with dual dry clutch automatic transmissions would not shift readily out of park and/or their transmissions did not receive, or were slow to receive, an intended gear selection. The investigation discovered the function of one microcontroller component may be compromised by certain temperature extremes. A software update resolves the issue”, says the carmaker in its official press release.

Fiat is not aware of any related injuries or accidents. A total of 19,500 units of the Fiat 500L will be affected by this recall and 18,100 have been sold in the United States, 1,400 in Canada and the rest in other markets. Approximately 20 percent of the models with problems are still in dealer hands. The repairs will be made free of charge. For any extra details on the subject, customers can contact the company at 1-800-853-1403.

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 - filed under Fiat, News, Safety. Image credit: .
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